SAKAR is a feminist organisation based in India which envisions a society based on the pillars of knowledge, awareness, justice and gender equity. Created in 2005, SAKAR works for the political, social and economic empowerment of women, with a primary focus on their increased participation in decision making processes and their leadership development at the community level.
MWV was founded in 1997 with a vision to address child marriage and female genital mutilation. Working mainly with the Maasai community of Narok County in Kenya, MWV runs a rescue centre and provides girls with safe housing, educational scholarships and vocational training. MWV also works with community elders to seek reconciliation with girls’ families.
KWID is a women-led organisation operating in the Kigezi sub-region of Uganda. Established in 1996, KWID implements community mobilisation and empowerment projects aimed at building the capacity of vulnerable persons to participate in decision making processes. Their main areas of work include women and girls’ economic empowerment, child wellbeing, gender based violence, and HIV prevention.
CDS-PARK is a Nepalese community based organisation. Established in 2005, it aims to reduce child marriage rates in remote and marginalised areas of the country. CSD-PARK’s efforts focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, rural tourism development, human rights and democracy, and advocacy for youth rights.
Humanité Solidaire is an organisation based in the Democratic Republic of Congo active in the North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces of the country. Established in 2014, it works for the promotion and protection of human rights and campaigns to end child marriage through various activities. These include community awareness raising, educational support for children at risk of dropping out of school, and advocacy work with authorities.
Núcleo de Apoyo a la Mujer (NAM) is a non-profit organisation based in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1987, it works with other stakeholders to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, boys and adolescents. NAM’s work includes intersectoral coordination, education, research, human rights advocacy, communications and comprehensive assistance services.
GIGREE was established in 2017 in Nigeria to build the capacities of girls, women, youth and other stakeholders on issues of education and fundamental human rights. GIGREE also seeks to engender development by promoting girls’ and women’s empowerment and values to ensure self-reliance, democracy, equality and socio-political economic justice.